More About The BCC Credential

Benefits of Earning the Board Certified Coach Credential

Center for Credentialing and EducationCCE Board Certified Coach

The Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), offers the Board Certified Coach  (BCC) credential.  If you are currently working or training  as a counselor, social worker, business mentor, human resource professional, workforce development, non-certified life coach, career advisor, professional or even a healing professional (for example acupuncturist, reiki master)  we offer two courses that are accredited as BCC training programs that may leverage your experience into an esteemed coaching credential. For  those who have already become a Board Certified Coach we offer several CEU courses as well ranging from 4 – 35 continuing education units and some include the required Ethics hours.

In  terms of earning the credential and which courses to take, please know that the careers mentioned above are merely examples. You may actually come from any profession; your education will determine how many hours of training you will need to apply for the BCC Credential. Enrolling in a CCE or BCC Approved training program not only assures you have the correct educational background for taking their exam, it assures you that you are learning the foundations for professional coaching to serve your staff or clients in an ethical and responsible manner.

The two CCE, BBC-Approved courses we currently offer that may suit your needs are:

Lead and Thrive This results in a certification as a Leadership and Resilience Coach and is offered throughout the year as either a 60-hour training or a 120-hour training.

Life-Mapping Coach Training – Specializing in Transition and Development for Service Members, Veterans and Their Families. This results in a certification as a Life-Mapping Coach and is offered as a 60-hour training.

 



CCE Board Certified CoachThe Board Certified Coach (BCC) credential is a mark of distinction for credential holders and a source of credibility for their clients. A BCC has met professional coaching competency standards established by CCE and subject matter experts.

The BCC certification demonstrates to the public that a professional coach has:

  • Met educational and training requirements
  • Passed a psychometrically sound coach-specific examination
  • Obtained experience in the field of coaching
  • Professional peer references
  • Accountability to an enforceable ethics code
  • Commitment to continuing education

The achievement of the Board Certified Coach credential solidifies the professional identity of the coach. The BCC credential is attractive to professionals who would like to provide independent third-party verification that they have achieved certain coaching competency standards.



In addition to enrolling in a CCE-Approved or BCC-Approved training course, you must have a record of coaching hours, take and and pass the BCC exam, to certify your knowledge, which is made available at numerous national and global Pearson sites.  To maintain your credential you will be required to engage in ongoing professional development through continuing education on an annual basis.

  • BCC application and examination fee: $279
  • BCC application and examination fee for National Certified Counselors: $229
  • Specialty designation review fee: $30 per specialty designation
  • Annual maintenance fee: $40
  • **Participants who enroll in a BCC-Approved course have unlimited time before they can apply for the credential. As a practical matter, once participants apply for the BCC, there is a 3-year window in which their application remains active.

Read more about the BCC at: http://www.cce-global.org/BCC

BASIC OVERVIEW of Requirements:

 

  • Master’s degree or higher in counseling*: Sealed official transcript from the educational institution *: Completion of a minimum of 30 hours of professional coach training from a CCE-approved coach training provider., 30 hours of postdegree coaching experience working with individuals, groups or organizations. Plus: read more here: http://www.cce-global.org/Credentialing/BCC/Requirements

 

  • Doctoral degree in social or behavioral sciences*, Automatically accepted fields are business, management, social work, marriage and family therapy, psychology, medicine, health and wellness, education, and law. Other related fields will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Sealed official transcript from the educational institution *: Completion of a minimum of 30 hours of professional coach training from a CCE-approved coach training provider., 30 hours of postdegree coaching experience working with individuals, groups or organizations. Plus: read more here: http://www.cce-global.org/Credentialing/BCC/Requirements

 

  • Master’s degree or higher in social or behavior sciences*, Automatically accepted fields are business, management, social work, marriage and family therapy, psychology, medicine, health and wellness, education, and law. Other related fields will be considered on a case-by-case basis.Sealed official transcript from the educational institution *: Completion of a minimum of 60 hours of professional coach training from a CCE-approved coach training provider., 30 hours of postdegree coaching experience working with individuals, groups or organizations. Plus: read more here: http://www.cce-global.org/Credentialing/BCC/Requirements

 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in any field of study* Sealed official transcript from the educational institution *: Completion of a minimum of 120 hours of professional coach training from a CCE-approved coach training provider., 30 hours of postdegree coaching experience working with individuals, groups or organizations. Plus: read more here: http://www.cce-global.org/Credentialing/BCC/Requirements